SEMINARIES, CHURCHES PREPARE FOR QUINCENTENARY CELEBRATION OF PROTESTANT REFORMER JOHN CALVIN'S BIRTH, THEOLOGY, WORLD INFLUENCE
Contact: David W. Hall, Executive Director, Calvin500, 770-422-4974, firstname.lastname@example.org
MARIETTA, Ga., April 28 /Christian Newswire/ -- Calvin500.org announces its plans for a 2009 Quincentenary celebration of the birth of Protestant reformer John Calvin, born in 1509, through multiple conferences in Europe and the U.S. as an international, interdenominational, and interdisciplinary commemoration of Calvin's life and work. The event will culminate with July 2009 conferences in Calvin's historic church, St. Pierre Cathedral in Geneva
"Calvin is one of the most important thinkers in history," said Calvin500 Executive Director Rev. David Hall, who also is pastor of Midway Presbyterian Church located near Marietta, GA. "His ministry and writings left an indelible impression on the modern world, and especially Western culture."
Culminating with conferences in multiple locations in 2009, Rev. Hall says the celebration combines history, spirituality, and culture to recognize the life and work of the Genevan Reformer.
Calvinistic scholars and ministers will serve as popular guides to acquaint participants with Calvin's influence, especially in Western thought, his vibrant city, and the cultural, religious, political, and economic impact flowing from the movement he helped lead.
"The event is a multi-faceted approach seeking to introduce many people to John Calvin," said Hall. In addition, Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company will release a seven-volume commemorative set of books, with the first two volumes out in June.
For more information, tour registration application, and a list of conference speakers for these events, visit www.Calvin500.org.